Friday, October 4, 2013

C. S. Lewis and false humility

I was talking with a friend about things liturgical recently (specifically false humility, sloppiness masquerading as "understated," and an emphasis on "getting things done" over getting them done reverently) and was searching for a succinct way to articulate my opinion on the topic. This quote served perfectly. I plan to squirrel this away and pull it out at opportune times.

“The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather, it proves the offender’s inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual.”

- C.S. Lewis

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